Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
December 2021

Oikocredit News and Updates


Mirjam ‘t Lam appointed Oikocredit’s Managing Director

Mirjam joined Oikocredit in November 2020 as Director of Finance & Risk and has also been serving as Oikocredit’s Interim Managing Director since August 2021. 

She has 20 years of experience in impact investing and financial services, including commercial and strategic roles and executive and non-executive governance.

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Q3 2021 quarterly report: Cautious optimism

Four times a year Oikocredit publishes key facts and figures on the previous quarter. Here we provide our investors and others with additional background context on developments during the third quarter of 2021.

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OI EGM discussed strategy and capital-raising model

Oikocredit’s Managing Board invited members to an extraordinary meeting to: further discuss the review of Oikocredit’s capital-raising model and the related role of members; provide an update on the development of Oikocredit’s 2022-2026 strategy; and follow up on several motions that were presented at the last General Meeting in June.

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What's Happening in Canada?


Canadians say the time to transition to a net zero carbon economy is now

Canadian investors must ensure every investment contributes to a net zero carbon economy starting now. This was the consensus of speakers at the December 2021 Transition Finance Week hosted by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA). Read the key takeaways from the conference by Julie Scott. 

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OCSA Survey 2: Investors looking for an easy-to-understand way to invest

After Oikocredit Canada’s stakeholders stated in their responses to a 2020 survey (Survey 1) that they remain interested in a retail investment product to further Oikocredit’s mission to improve the lives of people living in poverty, Oikocredit Canada returned to these stakeholders to ask which impact investment products appealed the most.

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What is Happening in the World?


G7 Taskforce: Humanity's future depends on impact investing

Trillions of dollars are entrusted to the investment community, making this a much-needed roadmap to Profit with Purpose. This report will be the blueprint for governments, Development Finance Institutions, asset managers and investors the world over, enhancing transparency and accountability.
Read the report which also makes clear that the mission to tackle climate change depends on the parallel mission to eradicate poverty.

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Oikocredit Reports and Webinars


Have you read the Impact Report?

Oikocredit published its Impact Report 2021. In this report you can learn all about Oikocredit’s social impact: how we measure it, what this looks like in our focus sectors and regions, our capacity building support and more.

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Webinar Recording: A conversation with Yves Komaclo, OI West Africa

We spoke with Yves Komaclo, Oikocredit International's Investment Manager for West Africa to learn how our global cooperative is supporting farmers and communities in this region on Nov 30, 2021. Incase you missed the webinar watch it here.

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Best Wishes for Safe Holiday Season!

2021 has been yet another challenging year for all of us. We at OCSA hope that you and your families enjoy a restful holiday season and healthy 2022.

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